A native of northern Tennessee, Brittany has always been fascinated by art and mathematics. She used these talents and skills to earn scholarships to her dream school, Smith College, in Massachusetts. Brittany attended Smith for her undergraduate degree, majoring in architecture and art. She then joined Teach for America in Nashville (near where she grew up), and spent the next two years teaching mathematics and art to at-risk middle school students.
While teaching, she earned her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Lipscomb University, as well as her teaching license for middle school, grades 4-8. Brittany then moved to Chicago to pursue her studies in historic architecture. She earned her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has since been working on her Ph.D. in Historic Architecture.
Brittany spends her free time with her husband and her cat, Callie. She loves to paint, craft, and use her architectural knowledge to build projects. She loves going to art museums, drawing, and visiting her four brothers and sisters, who are scattered all over the world. Brittany hopes to one day complete her Ph.D. and teach at the collegiate level, and is passionate about helping students get into their dream college.
Smith College - Bachelors, Art: Architecture and Urbanism
Lipscomb University - Masters, Educational Leadership
ACT Composite: 30
Elementary School Math
What is your teaching philosophy?
Education has always been held as the highest priority in my household. My mother, a calculus and physics teacher, always encouraged me and my four siblings to embrace our years as students, inspiring us to develop a love for learning. Living in a low income city with a poorly funded public school system, my parents dipped into their savings and sent the five of us to private school, where we developed into educated young adults. Looking back on my years at college preparatory school, I now realize how fortunate I was to have received such an outstanding education. It is my hope that one day my experience in secondary school will be the standard of education in our country, giving every child the opportunity to attend schools with passionate educators, sufficient funding, and a dedicated staff.